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Teaching Lifetime Outdoor Pursuits

Teaching Lifetime Outdoor Pursuits

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    Do you want to help your middle and high school students become more resilient and patient, acquire new skills, and sharpen their problem-solving abilities while feeling competent and good about themselves? If you do, then TeachingLifetime Outdoor Pursuits is the ideal tool for you.

    Editors Jeff Steffen and Jim Stiehl are nationally known physical educators with extensive experience in outdoor education teaching and teacher training. They brought together some of the nation’s foremost experts in specific outdoor pursuits—such as bouldering, caving, rock climbing, and orienteering—to craft a book designed for physical educators who either have outdoor programs or who want to use outdoor activities in their traditional PE programs.

    The 12 topics included in Teaching Lifetime Outdoor Pursuits represent the outdoor pursuits that show the greatest growth in traditional PE programs. With each pursuit, students can challenge themselves and spend time outside of the customary classroom context while sharing an adventure with their teachers that can create a profoundly different student–teacher relationship.

    Teaching Lifetime Outdoor Pursuits is a comprehensive resource whose ideas and content can be incorporated into a traditional PE program regardless of geographic location. The activities for each pursuit align with NASPE content standards. For each pursuit, you are given detailed information on equipment needed, basic skills and techniques required, teaching strategies, safety considerations, and additional resources.

    In addition, Teaching Lifetime Outdoor Pursuits offers

    • clear instruction on what to teach, how to teach it, and how to assess student learning;

    • an attached CD-ROM that supplies objectives, sample lessons, sample assessments, and universal programming ideas for each outdoor pursuit presented in the book; and

    • information to help you advocate for adding outdoor activities to your program.

    This authoritative resource will help you “leave no child inside” as you teach pursuits that not only get kids outside now but also help them develop a lifetime habit of outdoor enjoyment.

    Audience

    Reference for physical educators (middle school through high school), physical education professors. Textbook for undergraduate physical education teaching methods courses.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction to Outdoor Pursuits

    Jeff Steffen and Jim Stiehl

    Outdoor Pursuits Defined

    Benefits of Outdoor Pursuits

    Why So Much Inactivity?

    Support by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education

    What to Expect From This Book

    Shared Topics

    Conclusion

    References

    Chapter 2. Overnight Hiking

    Dan Chase

    Equipment

    Overnight Hike Planning

    Basic Skills and Techniques

    Safety Considerations

    Environmental Considerations

    Conclusion

    Recommended Web Sites

    Chapter 3. Bouldering

    Kristen Csiacsek

    Equipment

    Rock Features

    Basic Skills and Techniques

    Safety Considerations

    Environmental Considerations

    Conclusion

    Recommended Readings

    Chapter 4. Rock Climbing

    Ryan Hammes and Ryan Olson

    Equipment

    Rock Features

    Skills and Techniques

    Safety Considerations

    Conclusion

    Recommended Readings

    Recommended Web Sites

    Chapter 5. Caving

    Steve Eggerichs

    How Caves Are Formed

    Cave Decorations and Features

    Equipment

    Basic Caving Techniques

    Planning a Trip

    Conclusion

    References

    Recommended Web Sites

    Chapter 6. Canoeing

    Mark Zmudy

    Equipment

    Canoe Basics and Rescues

    Paddles and Strokes

    Forward Travel and Turning

    Reverse Travel

    Stroke Combinations: Putting It All Together

    Safety

    Conclusion

    References

    Recommended Readings

    Chapter 7. Coastal Kayaking

    Mike Odberg

    Instructional Environment

    Equipment

    Basic Skills and Techniques

    Paddle Strokes

    Bracing

    Rescues

    Enhancements and Advancements

    Safety Considerations

    Conclusion

    Recommended Web Sites

    Chapter 8. Orienteering and Geocaching

    Dan Chase, Jeff Steffen, and Jim Stiehl

    Introduction to Orienteering

    Equipment

    Basic Skills and Techniques

    Designing a Course

    Conclusion

    Introduction to Geocaching

    Equipment

    Basic Skills and Techniques

    Safety Considerations

    Conclusion

    References

    Chapter 9. Mountain Biking

    Jeff McNamee and Stacy Birdsall Claus

    Evolution as a Sport

    Benefits of Mountain Biking

    Equipment

    Basic Skills and Techniques

    Sustainable Trail Use and Trail Ethics

    Safety Considerations

    Conclusion

    Recommended Readings

    Recommended Web Sites

    Chapter 10. Cycling

    Gay Timken and Amy Lutz

    Cycling Terminology

    Equipment

    Bike Fit

    Basic Skills and Techniques

    Safety

    Conclusion

    References

    Recommended Web Sites

    Recommended Readings

    Chapter 11. Snowshoeing

    John Saunders

    Equipment

    Basic Skills and Techniques

    Safety Considerations

    Environmental and Ethical Considerations

    Conclusion

    References

    Recommended Readings

    Recommended Web Sites

    Recommended Resource

    Chapter 12. Basic Nordic Walking

    Malin Svensson

    History

    Benefits

    Equipment

    Basic Skills and Techniques

    Safety Considerations

    References

    Recommended Resources

    Chapter 13. Useful KnotsKnot Tying

    Tim Taylor

    Benefits of Teaching Knot Tying

    Introduction to Knots

    Knot Terminology

    About Teaching Knots

    Five Things to Remember About Knots

    References

    Recommended Web Sites

    Recommended Readings

    About the Editor

    Jeff Steffen, PhD, is a professor in exercise and sport science at the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse (UWL). He has worked in outdoor physical education for more than 20 years, and over that time he has developed and supervised numerous outdoor programs while having the opportunity to influence both practicing and prospective teachers. He has many publications in outdoor physical education and has presented at conferences and workshops on outdoor topics.

    Steffen is director of the UWL adventure program and the graduate physical education program, is past chair of the AAHPERD Outdoor Education Council, and has received the AAHPERD Julian Smith Lifetime Achievement Award. In his leisure time, he enjoys hunting and fishing, backcountry travel, and rock climbing and mountaineering.

    Jim Stiehl, PhD, is a professor in the school of sport and exercise science at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) in Greeley. Like Steffen, Stiehl has more than 20 years of outdoor physical education experience as well as experience in developing and supervising outdoor programs. He has authored other outdoor titles and presented at workshops and conferences on a variety of outdoor topics.

    Stiehl is director of the UNC challenge course and has served as coordinator of the UNC outdoor program. He is past chair of the AAHPERD Outdoor Education Council and has received the AAHPERD Julian Smith Lifetime Achievement Award. He enjoys hiking and backpacking, backcountry skiing and snowshoeing, and rock climbing and mountaineering.